Volvo CE and Topcon to collaborate on machine control system

Companies come together to design new 3D solution for excavators


Construction machinery giant Volvo CE has announced it is partnering with Topcon Positioning Systems, part of the Japanese technology company Topcon Group, to establish a Topcon 3D machine control (3D-MC) solution.

The technology is designed to seamlessly integrate with Volvo Dig Assist (machine control 2D) on Volvo excavators and with Topcon workflow solutions for design and as-built data, the companies said in a joint statement.

The Topcon 3D-MC solution integration on the Volvo excavator is designed to complement the Volvo Dig Assist capability by including the use of 3D design files and connectivity with Topcon workflow solution platforms.

“We are excited to extend our 3D machine controlled excavation offering to include direct integration with Volvo Dig Assist,” said Ulrich Hermanski, vice president Topcon Construction Business EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). “Our customers who already prefer Topcon 3D machine control solutions now have the opportunity to apply that proven performance with the Volvo excavation solution.”

Niels Haverkorn, vice president Solutions at Volvo CE, said: “With the integration we can now offer the best of both worlds to our customers. They can complement the Volvo Excavators and Dig Assist solution with the 3D machine control application of one of the major survey equipment providers in the business.”

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